Flooding basements. Clean tap water. Deep Tunnel reservoirs. Sewage disinfection. Asian carp. Whew. Environmental issues involving water quality, drainage and commerce are important to any metropolis — especially one built atop once-swampy lowlands.
There is no shortage of candidates in this year’s Democratic primary who say they want to help keep the Chicago region’s water clean and out of your basement. Six are vying for three spots on the Democratic ballot for the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago.